About The Area

The village of Wick;

The Annexe Yew Tree Cottage is situated just outside the village of Wick in South Gloucestershire.

The population is about 1,800. It is situated on the A420 between Bristol and Chippenham, South of the Cotswolds. The River Boyd flows through the village and  Golden Valley which is a nature reserve, well known for walking, and bird watching

As well as the church which is a grade 2 listed building dating from 1850 , the village has the Rose & Crown pub, a small supermarket, fish and chips shop and hairdresser. 

In the lane at the back of The Annexe Yew Tree Cottage, you will discover the mansion called Blue Lodge. It was once the home of Black Beauty author Anna Sewell. Tracy Park on the other side of the village (now a golf club) is thought to be the inspiration for Black Beauty's Birtwick Park.

The fields around Wick and opposite The Annexe are also a favoured destination for hot air balloonists.

There are several National Trust places near Bath and Bristol which are easily accessible from the Annexe Yew Tree Cottage.  The nearest being Dyrham Park. 

It sits on the western edge of the Cotswold.  The house and garden  were created by William Blathwayt from 1691 to 1704. The garden sits in the shadow of the main house and neighbouring St Peter's Church.  The garden is a relaxing place to wander. The park covers 270 acres and is home to a herd of 150 fallow deers.  They can be spotted resting under the trees 

Other National Trust places to visit are  Lacock, Prior Park Landscape Garden, The Courts Garden, Stourhead, Newark Park and Tyntesfield.  You may need to book ahead to visit these places.


There are hundreds of things to see and do in Bath.  The best time to visit is during the week. Before your visit, we will send you our digital guide that gives you the best places to visit and eat out in Bath together with up to date discounts available.

Immerse yourself in the culture of this beautiful city by visiting The Roman Bath, The Abbey, The Museum of Costume.  Book to see an exhibition at the Holburn Museum. Admire the Georgian buildings as you stroll in the town. Do not miss the Circus, the Royal Crescent or Pulteney Bridge.

Bristol and beyond

The Annexe is 8 miles from the city of Bristol.  The city has a rich historical and industrial heritage.

Bristol Cathedral is beautiful, go and admire its lovely stained glass-windows.

The city also has a great maritime history and you can visit  boats such as SS Great Britan designed and built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, book a trip out of the harbour on The Matthew, the replica of the John Cabot's ship.

Places to eat

Wondering where you can get something to eat near the Annexe?
We are lucky to have some excellent local pubs within walking, cycling or short driving distance away from the Annexe. We have listed a few below but would be happy to suggest others as well.


We are also extremely lucky to have some fantastic restaurants in Bath and Bristol. We subscribe to Bath Reward Card which gives you discounts and offers in different venues in Bath. 

You will find all the information you need in our digital Touch Stay guide. You’ll get full access to this useful guide when you book.  It will give you insights into the local area.